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Install a RAID flash power module on the middle drive cage

Use this information to install a RAID flash power module (also called supercap) on the middle 2.5-inch drive cage.

About this task

  • Read Installation Guidelines and Safety inspection checklist to ensure that you work safely.

  • Power off the server and peripheral devices and disconnect the power cords and all external cables. See Power off the server.

  • Prevent exposure to static electricity, which might lead to system halt and loss of data, by keeping static-sensitive components in their static-protective packages until installation, and handling these devices with an electrostatic-discharge wrist strap or other grounding system.


  1. Touch the static-protective package that contains the new part to any unpainted surface on the outside of the server. Then, take the new part out of the package and place it on a static-protective surface.
  2. Install the RAID flash power module.
    Figure 1. Installing the RAID flash power module
    Installing a RAID flash power module onto the middle drive cage
    1. Put a RAID flash power module into the holder, and press it down to secure it into the holder.
    2. Align the holes in the metal cover with the pins on the supercap holder, pull out the blue latch on the cover, and slide the cover into the holder until the pins pass through the holes. Then, release the blue latch to lock the cover into place.
  3. Install the rubber onto the cover of the supercap holder.
    Figure 2. Rubber installation
    Rubber installation
  4. Connect the RAID flash power module to an adapter with the extension cable that comes with the RAID flash power module. See Internal cable routing.

After you finish

Complete the parts replacement. See Complete the parts replacement.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube